9780345372055

You Just Don't Understand : Women and Men in Conversation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780345372055

  • ISBN10:

    0345372050

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 6/1/1991
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Summary

"A chatty, earnest and endearing book that promises here-and-now rewards for taking the trouble to listen more carefully to what others are saying--and to be more sensitive to what others are hearing." LOS ANGELES TIMES Discover how men and women can interpret the same conversation differently, even when there is no apparent misunderstanding. Discover why sinscere attempts to communicate are so often confounded, and how we can prevent or relieve some of the frustration. This fascinating, helpful, and controversial book--on the NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller list for two years!--explores, in depth the differing style men and women articulate, and how to work through it and get to the heart of the matter.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 11(2)
PREFACE 13(10)
ONE Different Words, Different Worlds
23(26)
TWO Asymmetries: Women and Men Talking at Cross-purposes
49(25)
THREE "Put Down That Paper and Talk to Me!": Rapport-talk and Report-talk
74(22)
FOUR Gossip
96(27)
FIVE "I'll Explain It to You": Lecturing and Listening
123(26)
SIX Community and Contest: Styles in Conflict
149(39)
SEVEN Who's Interrupting? Issues of Dominance and Control
188(28)
EIGHT Damned If You Do
216(29)
NINE "Look at Me When I'm Talking to You!": Cross Talk Across the Ages
245(35)
TEN Living with Asymmetry: Opening Lines of Communication
280(19)
NOTES 299(11)
REFERENCES 310(11)
INDEX 321

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